Project Learning

Simplifying Natural Gas Water Heater Retrofits

This field study will characterize the performance of newly available water heaters designed to reduce the cost of retrofit applications without compromising performance.

miScore Mobile App

CEE developed a mobile app that runs on a variety of devices and operating systems to help streamline audits and integrate home energy scores into residential programs.

Minneapolis Energy Pathways

This report reviews leading legal, regulatory, and program options for the City of Minneapolis and recommends actions to further its energy objectives.

Twin Cities Energy Mapping Tool

This Twin Cities Metro building energy database links to a GIS so researchers can plan community-scale efficiency programs.

Optimized Operation of Indoor Public Pool Facilities

These field tests and energy simulations are helping to develop guides for efficient operation and recommissioning of indoor swimming pool facilities and quantify the achieved savings.

Duct Leakage and Retrofit Duct Sealing MN Commercial and Institutional Buildings

Field research to characterize existing large commercial building duct systems, quantify the potential for leakage reduction, and develop screening and diagnostic procedures to facilitate program-level implementation.

Northeast Green Light Project

CEE commissioned Minneapolis sculptor James Brenner to create a public art piece representing energy conservation efforts in the Holland neighborhood.

Heat Pump Water Heaters: Savings Potential in Minnesota

White paper to characterize heat pump water heaters’ capacity to reduce space heating energy use in Minnesota homes.

Energy Efficiency and Air Quality in Ice Arenas

CEE's ice arena activities have included field research, surveys, energy audits and analysis, and technical and financial assistance.

Bicycling Counts

Bicycling Counts is an interactive, animated, mobile public art project created to celebrate and demonstrate the collective impact of cycling.